Diastasis Recti Repair by Dr. Iraniha
Diastasis Recti Repair or diastasis of rectus muscle is a separation of the two midline, vertical abdominal muscles, called rectus muscles or six-pack muscles. These two muscle are sandwiched in a sheath called rectus sheath. These two sheaths are connected in the midline and create a vertical line, called linea alba or white line. If the abdominal wall gets extremely distended for any reason whether obesity or pregnancy, the two midline rectus muscles would separate from each other and the midline white line would stretch. These muscles would naturally separate during pregnancy as the uterus expands, but for some women the muscles become so stretched out or damaged that they never fully go back together. This causes a bulge between the two separated abdominal wall rectus muscles which is usually referred to as a “mommy pooch”. Since his condition is not a true hernia defect, it’s not considered physically dangerous, but some patients complain of discomfort and instability in the abdominal wall especially during exercise and heavy activity.
Diastasis Recti Repair Techniques
Many techniques have been described to Diastasis Recti Repair including open vs minimally invasive repair. Robotic surgery allow Dr, Iraniha to repair the diastasis of rectus muscles with or without mesh which offers the patients less pain, faster recovery and return to work. However, this condition, especially in female after pregnancy is usually associated with overall abdominal wall muscle laxity, extra skin and excess fat and therefore it could be resolved by abdominoplasty with liposculpture/liposuction to not only reconstruct the normal abdominal wall anatomy and function but also eliminate the extra skin and excess fat and restore the abdominal wall contour.
Surgical techniques for Diastasis Recti Repair have continued to be refined in hopes of providing a repair with less chance of recurrence, less acute and chronic pain, less complications, faster recovery and better long term quality of life.
At Surgical Oasis Institute, a discussion with Dr. Iraniha Robotic Surgery Expert in all types of hernias and is familiar with all methods and techniques of hernia repair would give the patient the best possible options and alternatives to reach the desired goals.Are you having any pain? If, yes, please call our office at (949) 646-8444 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Iraniha. Thank you.